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The Melting Pot Targets Hartford, Conn. For Franchise Expansion »

October 01, 2014 at 7:07AM PDT | Source: The Melting Pot Restaurants Inc.

Leading Polished Casual Fondue Restaurant to Host Webinar Nov. 5 to Fuel National Expansion
October 01, 2014 // // TAMPA, Fla. – The Melting Pot® Restaurants, Inc., the world's premier fondue restaurant and a leading polished casual dining franchise, announced today that it is actively seeking franchisees on the East Coast to bring its interactive dining experience to Hartford, Conn., naming the city as a target for future franchise development.
The brand plans to enter Hartford for the first time with the development of a new location. There is currently one Connecticut Melting Pot restaurant in Darien, Conn., which opened in 2005. Hartford is one of a number of select markets throughout the U.S. where the company is looking to recruit qualified new franchisees...

1Heart Caregiver Services Training Director Randolph Neil Conducted In-Service Training At Regency Park Oak Knoll Pasadena »

October 01, 2014 at 6:59AM PDT | Source: 1Heart Caregiver Services

Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 - 1Heart Caregiver Services Training Director Randolph Neil conducted in-service training for most staff of Regency Park Oak Knoll during the assisted living national week, in collaboration with their Executive Director Gladys Broxton. This continuing professional education program is both the advocacy and initiative of 1Heart Shirley Billedo and Regency Park officers of the community, Wellness Director Ana Artiga, Marketing Director Jeanine Hernandez and Activities Coordinator Alfonso Escalante.
1Heart and Regency Park are both in agreement to a well-crafted continuing professional development that delivers benefit to individual, their profession and the senior residents. The learning objectives that were presented by Randolph are 'to unleash potential of each employee in order to increase and maximize productivity to help put company mission to action' and 'to institutionalize continuing professional development to help provide excellent and compassionate care to residents'...

New Zealand Wines Take Center Stage This Fall With The Sheraton Selects Spotlight Series »

October 01, 2014 at 6:47AM PDT | Source: Sheraton Hotels

Starwood's Largest Brand Announces Second Installment of Sheraton Selects Spotlight Wine Program, Highlighting Trending Wine Regions and Varietals
STAMFORD, Conn. - October 1, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Following the successful launch of the Sheraton Selects wine program with a summer of refreshing Rieslings, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts turns the spotlight onto the fastest growing wine importing region to the United States: New Zealand. The Sheraton Selects Spotlight on New Zealand will kick off on October 1 with a wine pairing dinner at the Sheraton Boston, led by Export Director for Kim Crawford, Matt Deller. Now through the end of November, participating Sheraton properties will create compelling programming to feature carefully chosen Sheraton Selects New Zealand wines, including wine flights, food pairings, guided tastings and more...

Jamba Juice Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month With Launch Of National Pink Whirl Campaign »

October 01, 2014 at 6:41AM PDT | Source: Jamba Juice

Jamba In-Store Promotion Invites Patrons to Raise Awareness for Breast Cancer and Support the National Breast Cancer Foundation
EMERYVILLE, Calif. - Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Jamba Juice Company (NASDAQ; JMBA), a leading healthy, active lifestyle brand, today launched its "Pink Whirl" in-store donation campaign to help raise awareness for breast cancer and support the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) during the month of October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Jamba Juice launched its "Pink Whirl" in-store donation campaign to help raise awareness for breast cancer and support the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) during the month of October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. From October 1-19th, the national in-store promotion will feature exclusive Pink Whirl cups and allow patrons the opportunity to donate one dollar to the NBCF...

New Sears Home Appliance Showroom Store Opens In Apex »

October 01, 2014 at 6:31AM PDT | Source: Sears Home Appliance Showroom

Local Retailer Offers Top Brand Home Appliance Merchandise at Guaranteed Lowest Price
APEX, N.C., Oct. 1, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq:SHOS) will open its newest North Carolina Sears Home Appliance Showroom on October 2, 2014 at the Beaver Creek Crossings shopping center, located at 2016 Creekside Landing Drive in Apex. The new store will provide customers access to a full suite of top brand name home appliance merchandise and mattresses at the lowest prices, by the Company's price-match policy.
The Apex location marks the 7th opening of a new Sears Home Appliance Showroom Store this year and the 26th opening of a new store across all of Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores formats. Unlike most retail concepts, Sears Home Appliance Showrooms combine the value, selection and services associated with larger retail stores but are owned and operated by a member of the local community...

Buffalo Wild Wings Supports Team Sports For 28,000 Boys & Girls Club Kids Through 2014 ALL STARS Grants »

October 01, 2014 at 6:12AM PDT | Source: Buffalo Wild Wings

Announces $225,000 in New Team Up for Kids Grants to Improve Club Sports Facilities
Launches annual in-restaurant fundraising promotion Oct. 1-31 to support Team Up for Kids initiative
MINNEAPOLIS - October 1, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - With the kickoff of fall ALL STARS team sports programs at Boys & Girls Clubs across the country, Buffalo Wild Wings® announced that it will more than double the impact of its Team Up for Kids® initiative over 2013, giving 28,000 kids the opportunity to belong to a team through 285 ALL STARS grants. As part of its partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), Buffalo Wild Wings provides Clubs with ALL STARS grants to add or improve flag and tackle football teams and cheer programs...

Hilton Worldwide Opens First DoubleTree By Hilton In Queensland »

October 01, 2014 at 6:08AM PDT | Source: Doubletree Hotels, Suites, Resorts

Cairns Hotel Marks 400th DoubleTree Location
October 01, 2014 // // SYDNEY, Australia - Hilton Worldwide today announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns. The 237-room Cairns hotel, formerly a Holiday Inn, occupies an exceptional waterfront location on the Coral Sea in the vibrant city of Cairns. The hotel also marks the fourth DoubleTree by Hilton in Australia and the 400th hotel in the brand’s global portfolio.
"Guests at DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns can look forward to experiencing the brand’s signature service in the tropical surrounds of Far North Queensland," said John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton. "The opening of this hotel further cements our commitment to the Australian market...

Valvoline Instant Oil Change Goes PINK On October 2, 2014 »

October 01, 2014 at 6:01AM PDT | Source: Valvoline Instant Oil Change

Valvoline Instant Oil Change Launches Their 3rd Annual "Pink Out Day" for October Sales of AutoTex PINK Wipers to Raise Money and Awareness for National Breast Cancer Foundation
Newton, MA (PRWEB) October 01, 2014 - This will be the third consecutive year that the Valvoline Instant Oil Change locations owned by Henley Enterprises Inc., will sell AutoTex PINK wipers blades supporting the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Select locations will be showcasing their support in an extra special way with a “PINK Out Day” on October 2, 2014. AutoTex Pink wipers will be available at all 200 participating locations in October.
PINK Out Locations:
Burbank 2420 W. Olive Avenue Burbank, CA 91506Glendale 525 N...

Pizza Pizza Serves Smiles To Raise "Dough" For Children's Miracle Network »

October 01, 2014 at 5:57AM PDT | Source: Pizza Pizza

Pizza Chain Kicks Off Slices for Smiles campaign in Celebration of National Pizza Month
TORONTO, ONTARIO - (Marketwired - Oct. 1, 2014) - This National Pizza Month, Pizza Pizza is delivering a slice of happiness to a number of children across Canada. Throughout the month of October, Canada's leading pizza chain will be donating a portion of proceeds from its most popular menu item to raise money for its annual Slices for Smiles fundraising campaign in support of Children's Miracle Network. The company is rising to a new challenge this year, with a goal to raise more than $350,000 for the 14 Children's Miracle Network member hospitals across Canada.
All traditional Pizza Pizza restaurant locations across Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia will participate in the campaign, which started in 2007 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the company...

GNC Again Partners With Vendors To Support The National Breast Cancer Foundation® »

October 01, 2014 at 5:49AM PDT | Source: GNC

During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, GNC customers who donate in stores and online will receive a $10-off coupon.
PITTSBURGH - Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - With the approach of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GNC), the nation's largest specialty retailer of health and wellness products, has once again partnered with a select group of third party product vendors to support of the National Breast Cancer Foundation. In 2013, total contributions from GNC customers, employees and vendors came to over $775,000!
"We are delighted to participate for a second year in this important effort by the National Breast Cancer Foundation, one of the leading breast cancer organizations in the world," says Michael Archbold, Chief Executive Officer, GNC...

Cruise Planners Celebrates National Cruise Vacation Month With Exclusive Deals And Multi-Tiered Marketing Campaign »

October 01, 2014 at 5:33AM PDT | Source: Cruise Planners

Cruise Planners franchisees leverage month-long campaign to help drive cruise sales.
Coral Springs, Fla. (PRWEB) October 01, 2014 - Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, the nation's largest home-based travel agent franchise network in the industry, has created a month-long celebration called World's Largest Cruise Event (WLCE). Cruise Planners has taken Cruise Lines International Association's (CLIA) National Cruise Vacation Week, which runs October 6-13, 2014, to the next level by offering incredible values and exclusive cruise promotions that are applicable for the entire month.
"At Cruise Planners, we always want to create complete marketing strategies that make Cruise Planners travel agents larger than life," said Vicky Garcia, COO and co-owner of Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative...

Texas-Style Barbecue Arrives At Travis Air Force Base With New Dickey's Barbecue Pit »

October 01, 2014 at 5:29AM PDT | Source: Dickey's Barbecue Pit®
Dickey's Barbecue Pit® Opportunities Available

October 01, 2014 // // Fairfield, CA - The city of Fairfield and those serving at Travis Air Force Base will soon get a taste of Texas-style brisket when Dickey's Barbecue Pit opens on Thursday, October 2 at 11 a.m. The new fast-causal barbecue restaurant is throwing a three day grand opening celebration. The first 50 dine in guests receive gift cards worth up to $50.
"Our new restaurant is near Travis Air Force Base and we wanted to introduce them to Texas style barbecue," said multi-unit owner, John Sanchez. "We have many Fairfield residents who have been going over to our Vacaville location and we're excited they will now have a Dickey's in Fairfield."
On Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., guests can grab $2 pulled pork barbecue sandwiches and one lucky winner will be chosen for a $500 gift card...

Maui Wowi Ushers In Tennessee Expansion With Store Grand Opening Celebration »

October 01, 2014 at 5:23AM PDT | Source: Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies
Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies Opportunities Available

Maui Wowi Hawaiian, coffee and smoothie retailer, invites local community to celebrate the grand opening of the new store in Franklin, Tennessee, with family fun entertainment, prizes, and giveaways.
Greenwood Village, Colo. (PRWEB) October 01, 2014 - Maui Wowi Hawaiian is hosting a luau style grand opening celebration at the new store in Franklin, Tennessee, located just outside Nashville. Local Franchise Owner Eric Rilko and his wife Holley opened their doors to their Hawaiian coffee and smoothie shop last month. On October 4th, they invite the public to join them for a fun, family friendly celebration.
The Grand Opening will feature an official ribbon cutting ceremony, giveaways, games and lots of free samples. Family fun entertainment will also include a balloon artist, face painting and professional hula dancers...

Liquid Nutrition And Richmont Mines -Transfer Of Securities By A Controlling Shareholder »

October 01, 2014 at 5:19AM PDT | Source: Liquid Nutrition

MONTREAL, QUEBEC - (Marketwired - Sept. 30, 2014) - The Oxbridge Group Inc. ("Oxbridge"), an entity wholly-owned by Mr. Gregory H. Chamandy, an announced today that it acquired 7,900,000 common shares, 750,000 common share options and 125,000 common share purchase warrants of Liquid Nutrition Group Inc. (TSX VENTURE:LQD) ("Liquid Nutrition") and 4,020,854 common shares of Richmont Mines Inc. ("Richmont Mines") by way of transfer from Oxbridge Bank & Trust SCC ("Oxbridge Bank"). Each Liquid Nutrition common share option entitles the holder to acquire one additional common share of Liquid Nutrition at a price of $1.00 until May 13, 2021. Each common share purchase warrant entitles the holder to acquire one additional common share of Liquid Nutrition at a price of $1...

Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc. Books 120 Healthy Vending Machines In September »

October 01, 2014 at 5:14AM PDT | Source: Fresh Healthy Vending

Total of 226 machines sold for the quarter representing $2,240,750 in deferred revenue for the first quarter of fiscal year two as a public company.
SAN DIEGO - October 01, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc. (OTC Markets: VEND), North America's leading healthy vending franchisor, closed September with the addition of 120 combo machines booked to deferred revenue, representing nine newly appointed franchisees.
The 120 combo machines represent approximately $1.170 million in anticipated revenue and also represents one of our top ten months since inception.
"Fresh Healthy Vending continues to show strong results based on the fundamental initiatives implemented in our previous fiscal year," states newly appointed CEO, Art Budman...

DineEquity, Inc. Completes $1.4 Billion Securitization Refinancing »

October 01, 2014 at 4:58AM PDT | Source: DineEquity, Inc.

GLENDALE, Calif. - September 30, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), the parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar® and IHOP® restaurants, today announced that the Company’s indirect, special purpose subsidiaries (the "Co-Issuers") have issued and sold $1.3 billion of their Series 2014-1, Class A-2 Fixed Rate Senior Secured Notes (the "Notes"). The Notes will bear interest at a rate of 4.277% per annum, payable quarterly, and will have an expected term of seven years. The Notes were issued in a privately placed securitization transaction. The Co-Issuers and their subsidiaries will own substantially all of the Applebee’s and IHOP domestic franchising, rental and financing assets and will use cash flows generated from these assets to make interest and principal payments on the Notes...

Hyatt Announces Timing Of Third Quarter 2014 Earnings Release And Investor Conference Call »

October 01, 2014 at 4:51AM PDT | Source: Hyatt Hotels & Resorts

October 01, 2014 // // CHICAGO - Hyatt Hotels Corporation ("Hyatt" or the "Company") (NYSE: H) announced today that it will release third quarter 2014 financial results on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, before the stock market opens, followed by a conference call at 10:30 a.m. CT.
All interested persons may listen to a simultaneous webcast of the conference call, which may be accessed through the Company’s website at and selecting the Investor Relations link located at the bottom of the page, or by dialing 617.213.8060, passcode #95150754, approximately 10 minutes before the scheduled start time. For those unable to listen to the live broadcast, a replay will be available from 1:00 p.m. CT on October 29, 2014 through October 30, 2014 at midnight by dialing 617...

Panera Bread Chief Franchise Officer, Hank Simpson, Joins Pizza Studio »

October 01, 2014 at 4:45AM PDT | Source: The Pizza Studio

The Fastest Growing New Quick-Casual Pizza Brand
LOS ANGELES - Oct 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Former Panera Senior Vice President and Chief Franchise Officer, William "Hank" Simpson, joins Pizza Studio as the COO for the most rapidly growing fast-casual pizza brand in the nation. Simpson's past success as an executive for a quality fast-casual brand is projected to continue as he ushers in growth for Pizza Studio. Pizza Studio currently has 15 units across the country, expecting to double by the end of 2014 and estimated to reach 100 locations nationwide by the end of 2015.
Prior to his position as Senior VP and Chief Franchise Officer at Panera, Hank Simpson filled various important roles. He started at the company as Director of Retail Operations and Joint Venture Partner in 2002...

Californian Expands Barbecue Business With New Dickey's Barbecue Pit In West Sacramento »

October 01, 2014 at 4:36AM PDT | Source: Dickey's Barbecue Pit®
Dickey's Barbecue Pit® Opportunities Available

October 01, 2014 // // West Sacramento, CA - On Thursday, October 2 at 11 a.m., West Sacramento gets a little bit of the lone star state when the newest Dickey's Barbecue Pit opens. Raised in California, Jared Katzenberger owns five Dickey's Barbecue locations throughout the Sacramento area. Dickey's Barbecue is throwing a three day grand opening party kicking off with the first 50 dine in guests receiving gift cards worth up to $50.
"The people of West Sacramento are great and they're all looking forward to having a new Dickey's Barbecue in the community." said multi-unit owner, Jared Katzenbarger. "Our grand opening celebrations are a blast and I'm excited to give away a $500 gift card and three free barbecue for a year prizes to our guests...

Dogtopia Partners With Leading Pet Brands For Trick Or Doggy Treat Campaign »

October 01, 2014 at 4:13AM PDT | Source: Dogtopia

October 01, 2014 // // Halloween has gone to the dogs this year. Dogtopia, an award-winning, national dog daycare, boarding and spa franchise, announced today they have partnered with BarkBox, Bubba Rose Biscuit Company, Three Dog Bakery and The Honest Kitchen for the Trick or Doggy Treat promotion.
The campaign, which runs from October 1 though October 30, 2014, invites dog owners to enter online for the chance to win prizes that promote a healthy canine lifestyle - such as dog daycare gift certificates, toys and nutritious treats.
"We're so pleased to partner with other leaders in the pet care industry to offer the kind of 'treats' that dog parents want to give their pets this Halloween," said Enid Traub, Vice President of Marketing at Dogtopia...

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